Meet the influential judges for this year’s Digital City Awards

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by Charlie Spargo

2021’s Digital City Awards are taking place on April 15th, hosted on the all-new Digital City Network and once again celebrating brilliant digital talent.

Last week, we took a look at some of the categories open at this year’s awards ceremony, which cover platforms, projects, innovations, teams and companies in the digital sphere. Categories include Startup of the Year and Best Use of Technology all the way to the Low Carbon Commitment Award.

The Digital City Awards - sponsored by Enjoy Digital - form a large part of Digital City Festival, which is hosted between April 12th and the 23rd 2021, and brings together a global audience of digital professionals. The Digital City Network, where the awards ceremony will be broadcast, will also feature an online exhibition and solutions showcase, live-streamed keynotes, on-demand masterclasses, live Q&As and more. Learn more here.

The awards reflect the diversity of important work going on in digital right now - and will recognise the most vital innovations from the past year, as well as those individuals making an impact on the industry.

The judging panel is drawn from across the sector, comprising influential figures and decisionmakers from across the UK. Figures from Tech Nation, EY, Dept and Atos are among the names who’ll whittle down the entries.

They’ll come together to select a shortlist for each category and find a winner, who’ll be announced at the ceremony in April. Read on to find out who’s on the panel.

Digital City Awards 2021 Judges

Mark Joyce

Director of Technology, Sky Bet UK

Peter Kilmartin

Ecommerce Partnerships Manager, dotdigital

Dave Otter

Director Organizational Development and Leadership, ICE Creates

Melissa Hermitt

Operations Director, Dept

Suzanne Aspden

Group Marketing Director, Fluent Money Group

Nathan Warner

Club Executive, AND Digital

Amy Wild

Chief Commercial Officer, Northcoders

Michelle Mullany

North Business Development Manager, EY

Jazz Hanley

Business Development Manager, Temporall

Chi-chi Ekweozor

Founder and CEO, Assenty

Kate Patton

Entrepreneur Engagement Manager - Northeast England, Tech Nation

Dave Glanville

Digital Engagement Lead, Covéa Insurance

Matt Casson

Assistant Director, Investment Manager, Brewin Dolphin

Richard Robinson

General Manager, LeadFamly

Thomas J. Vosper

Founder & CEO, aisle 3

Georgia Halston

Founder and Director, Halston Marketing

Rob Linton

Director of Key Accounts, MiQ

Tim Latham

Founder and MD, Datatrainer

Sarah Novotny

Digital, Creative and Tech Business Support Lead, GC Business Growth Hub

Simon Landi

Founder & Managing Director, Access

John Readman

Founder, Modo25 & AskBosco.io

Sean Gilchrist

Chief Digital Officer, The Co-operative Bank 

Ricardo Seixas

Managing Director, One Day Agency

Kirstie Buchanan

Growth and Partnership Director, CTI Digital

Andrew Binns

Director, Poke Marketing

Liam Bateman

Chief Technology Officer, Silverchip

James Lees

Head of Client Services, Salesfire

Jude Holmes

Head of External Relations and Marketing, Made Smarter

Sunil Mistry

Director of AI, Atos